Still Going Strong!

Bursary Applicants:
For now Covid-19 may have put a dent in the live music scene, but that's no reason to stop pursuing your musical dreams! Shine Music Bursary continues to support aspiring musicians. Check our FAQ and Apply Now tabs to see if you qualify and to apply for financial support.
Deadline to apply is 15 January.

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Shine Fans: we’re going to get creative this year. We hope to return to our fabulous annual fundraising event at Lula Lounge once Covid is safely behind us. In the meantime, we’ll continue to use the funds that you’ve already helped raise to support deserving bursary recipients. And... to whet your musical appetite, stay tuned for fun and engaging Shine virtual events coming soon!

The 2020 Bursary Winners

2020 winners


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Two of our 2012 Jim Fay Music Bursary recipients, Amefika Browne and Nichelle Bernard, perform a duet cover of Tracy Chapman`s Give Me One Reason.  Their beautiful voices are accompanied by none other than Jimmy Bowskill, one of Canada’s premier blues/folk guitarists and youngest ever Juno nominee. They recorded this track at the Danforth Music Hall while rehearsing for their performance at our 2013 Shine! concert, held at the Lula Lounge.  Enjoy!

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The SHINE! Music Bursary is intended to support youth living in the GTA and surrounding communities who face financial barriers impeding their study or practice of traditional or folk music.

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